Saturday 22nd September:
Yesterday was a day where nothing went right. We went to Kilkenny to school and got away late as we had visitors with the derby weekend on. All the way to Kilkenny there were roadworks. Just after Castlecomer the road was blocked with an accident that just happened in front of us. I hope everybody was ok as it didn't look good. I decided to try and bypass it up a back road and ended off back in Portlaoise so we didn't trial. Swift Pacquaio had her pups and whatever went wrong four of them were dead. She probably had too many in the litter. Inbetween all of this I went into the bank to get the wages for the lads and the bank didn't have any money so if you see any of my staff in the pub over the weekend don't be frightened to buy them a pint. A whole lot of other bits and pieces also went wrong. This is the joys of breeding greyhounds and running a small business. Lets hope today is a better one and Newcastle United get their first win.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD ONE WINNER AT ROMFORD SWIFT NIKOLAJ.
TONIGHT WE HAVE TWO RUNNERS AT PERRY BARR DEAHBEG DELISH AND DRAHBEG DUKE.
Friday 21st September:
We have had heavy rain overnight again but as we do the journal at 8am it has dried up. The main job today is handslipping dogs at Kilkenny for their first time. The way the weather is there wont be much more we can do other than the everyday jobs of cooking, cleaning, feeding and letting out.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD THREE WINNERS LAST NIGHT: SWIFT TARQUIN, OH YESYESYES AND COLLSWOOD HAWK.
WE HAVE THREE RUNNERS TONIGHT.
AT ROMFORD: CINCINNATTI, SWIFT NIKOLAJ AND SWIFT DARTMOOR.
Thursday 20th September:
Thursday was a busy day with trials at Kilkenny, getting rid of all our waste, collecting supplies such as veg, food for pups and trying to tidy the place up after the storm. Thankfully we have no damage.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAVE FOUR RUNNERS.
AT YARMOUTH: SWIFT TARQUIN, OH YESYESYES AND COLLSWOOD HAWK.
AT HOVE: SWIFT COCONUT.
WEDNESDAY THE 19TH OF SEPTEMBER
Storm Ali is here so no trails at Kilkenny today. Its a day for feeding cooking cleaning and letting dogs out that are in kennels and hoping we get no problems with the wind and the rain.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD TWO WINNERS IN SHEFFIED CONEY BOOM BOOM AND CONEY SEBELLA. TONIGHT WE HAVE ONE RUNNER AT HARLOW OLD FORT ELPASO.
TUSEDAY THE 18TH OF SEPTEMBER
We are doing Tuesday journal on Wednesday morning. It was a very busy day doing the last of the homework with the swift Hoffman X swift Elise litter, over limit X swift my mate litter and pat C Sabbath X swift Linscott litter. Ready for handsliping on Friday. We all so did a massive swop with pups, saplings and kennel dogs from runs to paddocks to kennels and from paddocks to kennels.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD FOUR RUNNERS AT SHEFFIELD CONEY BOOM BOOM, SWIFT TAXMAN,SWIFT ASPEN AND CONEY SABELLA.
Monday 17th September:
A busy Monday. We have all our waste to take away. We have John Nolan coming to earmark pups and mark dogs up. Im going to Brian Jones vet at Newry. We will continue on with the tidying up job. We have supplies to collect such as food for pups. We have a bit of maintenance work to do and that will be as mych as we can do today.
WE HAD ONE WINNER LAST NIGHT AT HENLOW: SWIFT DARTMOOR.
Sunday 16th September:
Were doing Sundays journal on Monday morning. The weather was good on Sunday and it was a typical Sunday where we fed, cleaned and let dogs out. We did a bit more tidying up. We had visitors, I did a bit of paperwork and we started preparing for another very busy week.
ON THE OPEN RACE SCENE IN THE UK WE HAD ONE WINNER AT CRAYFORD: SWIFT ASBOLOS.
WE HAVE THREE RUNNERS TONIGHT AT HENLOW: SWIFT DARTMOOR, CINCINNATI AND SWIFT DANIELLE.